“He who began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” ~ Phil 1:6
Beloved Ones in Christ,
Yesterday I received very sad news that one of our faculty members, Babu Paul, went home to be with the Lord. He was only 48 years old. Babu graduated from IEM Bible College in 1997 and has been our Bible School registrar since 2004. He led the students on their summer mission trip to the northeastern states every year, where he preached the Gospel and baptized many people. Now his work is over, and great will be his reward in heaven. Please pray for the comfort of his wife and two children.
We thank the Lord for very blessed 50-Year Celebration Banquets in Southern California on October 8th and in Washington on October 21st with many of our prayer partners. We thank the Lord for all of our dear friends across the country, who faithfully pray and help us reach the people of India with the Gospel.
By God’s grace, our 10th-annual Leadership Training Institute has started this month at our campus in Kerala, South India. Out of the 400 people who applied for admission, we have selected 200 to participate in this intensive 6-week Bible study. Please pray for their daily strength and devotion, as well as for the encouragement and health of our staff members who conduct the study.
Jesus said the fields are white and ready for harvest. One of my favorite Bible verses is
I Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” May the grace of God be with all of you and keep you under the shadow of His wings.
Yours in His Service,